Today marks the official 12th year of Woody Boater being in the world. Of course this should come to no surprise of many, since its clear that many of us are still 12. For some reason, my sense of humor and general observation of the world is through the brain of a 12 year old. A good fart joke still cracks me up and getting to drive a classic boat is still a privilege. Every time I get behind the wheel its the same rush of excitiement that it was the first time. And I love it that way.
As I was looking back over 12 years of doing this, I thought it might be fun to share some kinda cool stats.
The first name was Woodboats.com then several other changes.
The first story was just a welcome. Man oh man was the spelling bad. And we got 2 clicks.
It took over a year to get 1000 readers in total for the entire year. Now we reach over 200,000 unique visitors a year!
Since becoming WoodyBoater about 1/2 year into it, we have not missed one day! NOT ONE! Including Christmas morning, being sick, even reporting from the ER and during hurricanes. The stories may have been horrible, but there we were. I am oddly proud of that.
There have been 4,870 stories and of those 4,207 are written by me, the others are from others. Mostly Texx, who is still around, and crazy busy and helps behind the scenes.
69,281 Comments. Yes! that many. We have seen each one and made sure all is okay in the comment section daily
1,220,061 SPAM comments have been filtered. YES! Its insane, and we invest in plugins that keep the lanes clear.
During any day there are around 2000 of you here. You click on an average of 2 things so around 4,000 hits a day, some more, some less. Our record day is 20,000 visitors in one day.
We have around 18,000 followers on Facebook now and 10,000 followers on Instagram. Making us an official Social Media Inferencer. And yet my ass has yet to get larger, or has Taylor Swift started a fight with me. So I suppose classic boats have little influence over the planet. This dumb video got over 40,000 veiws in two days? Crazy
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The App, has a bunch of folks on it, but to be honest. Egh. Not really used alot. I think.
We got a reader in Wyoming a while back. Old joke, but we have now reached all 50 states and most of the countries on the planet. And possibly the largest website in the UNIVERSE! Black holes and all.
So thats it. Our little community has been through a lot, and so have many of us. We have lost many great ones, and found new ones. It’s been a true joy to be a small part of peoples lives. And I deeply appreciate you all having fun with it all. And you know what we say. This story aint over until someone gets towed in!
This goes on and on and on! But you need to pee now. So see you tomorrow